Tbilisi: What's New, What's Old? The Construction of Socialist and Nationalist Narratives Around Georgia's Capital City

Book Talk
Event Format
In person
CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St

Mythologized “Old Tbilisi” is the centerpiece of an ever-expanding business of heritage tourism that both breaks from and builds upon Soviet narrative precedents. Its design (and subsequent redesigns) have provided the template for countless programs of historic preservation and political rhetoric. These are some of the themes Angela Wheeler will address in the discussion of her new book, Architectural Guide: Tbilisi (DOM Publishers, 2023), which covers architecture, urban renewal, and social history.  



The Program on Georgian Studies is an activity of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and is made possible by a sponsored research award from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.


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